As always I announce my anime picks early. Also as always should there be any last minute additions before the season starts I’ll update the list accordingly.
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Happy Sugar Life: I’m sure for many Yuri Nation members, specifically ones who can handle “Kuro Yuri” shows and (meaning they can take all the drama, angst, violence etc KY shows usually bring), are most excited for this one. A show starring a lolicon lesbian yandere and her beloved facing off against psychopaths who would attempt to destroy their little paradise. Of course there’s more to it than that but we’ll find out when the time comes. Having said that there’s one anime I’m even more excited for than HSL.
Harukana Receive: Now we’re talkin’! All-Girl beach volleyball anime BABEH! Fans who followed me in 2016 know how much I ended up loving KEIJO!!!!!!!! Not everyone felt the same way or could get into it (which is fine) but you all know I loved every single minute of it and it broke my heart when the manga was cancelled. Here we are in 2018, about to get what is to be the closest thing to a successor. Of course it won’t be as over the top but it doesn’t need to be. I repeat, ALL-GIRL BEACH VOLLEYBALL! Nuff said.
Asobi Asobase: I don’t know what to expect from this one but it looks like a Girls Club show with slapstick humor akin to Mitsuboshi Colors. Sounds good to me.
Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight: A show about theater that looks to be to Hinako Note what Hibike! Euphonium was to K-ON! (meaning it’s a less comedic take on a similar concept). This show has been getting hyped by Yuri sites and pages in Japan so we can at least expect a lot of material to work with.
Yama no Susume 3rd season: I don’t need to go into detail on why this is a must watch show around here. It just is.
Ongaku Shoujo TV: Fans of the Ongaku Shoujo OVA from a couple of years ago were hoping the anime would be a continuation of their story. Instead we’re following a new group. No biggie. I’m sure the new girls will be fun to watch doing idol things as well. Besides, the two OVA leads are confirmed to appear on the show so there you go.
The BanG Dream and third season of the Cinderella Girls Gekijou shorts should be fun watches as well so I’ll be checking them out in my spare time.
Hanebado!: I really want to be excited for this badminton show but as the pic indicates there are male trainers…again. Here’s the deal. If the guys are similar to Trainer Guy from Uma Musume -Pretty Derby- then we’ll be alright. HOWEVER, if it’s like Two Car then we have a BIG problem. Two Car made me very angry.
Jashin-chan Dropkick: I’m getting Dokuro-chan vibes from this show and Dokuro-chan is my 2nd most despised anime of all time. I’ll give it the two episode rule. Internet law states it’s three episodes but I’m THAT wary of this one.
Chio-chan no Tsuugakurou and Back Street Girls: I have a feeling these two shows will fill the “WTF AM I WATCHING!?” role like Mahou Shoujo Ore did in Spring 2018. Both intrigue me.
I’ll watch Attack on Titan 3 when it’s finished or halfway done since I don’t think YumiKuri will get as much time to shine as they did in S2.
I think that about covers it. Summer looks decent but really it’s an appetizer for the main course that is the Fall 2018 season.